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Onions: A Super Food

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Onions are low in calories and high in vitamin C, fiber, and many other health-promoting nutrients. Studies have shown that regular consumption of onions brings significant health benefits. Research indicates that eating onions several times a week lowers the risk of suffering from certain cancers, as well as helping to maintain healthy bones and reducing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. Onions also have anti-inflammatory effects, which means that they may be beneficial for those with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Onions have antiviral and antibacterial properties, so consuming them may help to protect against colds, flus, and the… read more

Keeping Colds At Bay

Keeping Colds At Bay

Colds and flu affect millions of people every year. Though they display many similar symptoms, they are not interchangeable. Some practices of cold prevention also work to keep the flu at bay, and vice-versa. Washing Hands – This is the single most effective way to prevent the spreading of cold and flu viruses. Yet, many either do not wash long enough or often enough. You should always wash your hands after using the restroom and after having contact with people who are carrying a virus themselves. When you wash your hands, be sure to get a rich lather going. Wash… read more

Flu Fighting Foods

Flu Fighting Foods

With the flu season having started earlier than usual this year it is vital to stay healthy. These are a few foods to help your body ward off the bugs this time. Garlic: Garlic can be added to just about any dish and it will almost always enhance the flavor. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. Yogurt: The digestive tract is one of your biggest immune organs, so keep disease-causing germs out with probiotics and prebiotics, found in naturally fermented foods like yogurt. Frozen yogurt is a great option also instead of the sugar loaded ice… read more

Have These 3 On Hand For Cold And Flu Season

Have These 3 On Hand For Cold And Flu Season

The onset of cold and flu season often calls for trips to the over the counter isle to try and purchase a little relief. Having these 3 homemade items ready to go can eliminate a few supplies from the shopping list. Hand Scrub Frequently washing hands is necessary to ward off germs, but it can also leave skin dry and irritated. Hand scrubs can be made at home with only a few ingredients from the pantry and a sterilized glass storage container. This lemon sugar hand scrub provides a natural exfoliating wash using sugar, olive oil and lemon juice. It… read more

How to Beat the Common Cold

Beat the Common COld

Has this ever happened to you? You wake up with a cold only to find the medicines from last season have expired or the packets are empty. Well here are some homemade remedies to fight colds and sniffles. Garlic is a great food source to help with a running nose. Just add it to your food for flavor and let it work its magic. Garlic is also a great antibacterial that will help fight long term in the body against infections. In allergy seasons we all suffer from dry noses. One cup of leafy greens can help boost the vitamin K in… read more

Natural Cold Remedies

Fighting Colds the Natural Way

A cold or flu is virus spread by coughing, sneezing or personal contact. There are many natural remedies to help prevent and treat colds and flu. A favourite of mine is my mothers old remedy of boiling lots of garlic (decongestant), ginger (anti-bacterial), lemon (vitamin C) and honey (throat soother) in a saucepan and slowly sipping it. I always waited until it was lukewarm and down the hatch it would go, as I found it quite repulsive as a child. Now, as an adult, I enjoy it when I am sick, partly because my tastes have changed and partly because… read more